Genoa are the oldest surviving football club in Italy, having been founded in 1897 as the Genoa Cricket and Football CLub. Although they have won the Scudetto an impressive nine times, the last of these was way back in 1924. In recent years the team have spent time in Serie B and in 2005-06 they were playing in Serie C. Since this low point their rise back to Serie A and European football has been masterminded by coach Gasperini and they will be looking for another top half finish this season.
Their return to Serie A has also provided the league with another local derby as they share the city and stadium with rivals Sampdoria.
Full Name : Genoa Cricket and Football Club
Team Colours : red and blue halves
Nicknames : rossoblu
Coach : Gian Piero Gasperini
Stadium : Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Via A. De Stefanis, Genoa
Capacity : 38,000
Official Website : genoacfc.it
Serie A : 9
Coppa Italia : 1
The stadium can be reached easily from the railway station on buses 18 or 37.
Tickets for Genoa home matches can be bought from the Genoa store.
Genoa (Genova) has been an important port for centuries. It lies in the Liguria area of Italy, also known as the Italian Riviera, renowned for its mild climate and beautiful coastline. With budget flights from the UK landing just twenty minutes away, the city makes a great weekend break or can be used as a starting point for exploring the coastline including the famous villages of Cinque Terre.
Genoa has a striking cityscape, with pastel buildings piled up steep hillsides above the long curving waterfront, and also boasts some UNESCO listed palaces located around the Via Garibaldi.
For more detailed information on things to do and where to stay in and around Genoa visit our sister website Italy Heaven - Genoa.